White Sox 11, Tigers 4
Anibal Sanchez (19 GS, 113.1 IP, 3.57 ERA, 2.91 FIP, 2.9 fWAR) had a very Sanchez-y night. He was very solid through the first five or six innings but as he approached the 7th inning and 100 pitches he started to tire and the Sox started to get to him. The bats had worked the Sox to a 2-2 draw to that point courtesy of a Hunter single, JDMart triple, and Holaday sac fly in the 2nd. The 7th inning was a disaster, as Ausmus let Sanchez allow three baserunners before going to Soria, whom he let pitch well after he put the game out of reach, likely burning him for tomorrow. The Sox tacked on two in the 8th and the Tigers mini-rally wasn’t nearly enough to make up for poor defense and Soria’s metldown. They will turn to Max Scherzer (21 GS, 139 IP, 3.37 ERA, 3.06 FIP, 3.2 fWAR) Wednesday to end the skid.
The Moment: Martinez slices a triple into the corner.
Didn’t see the entire game, but the parts I saw, Mario and Rod sounded like they could sense what was coming before the Sanchez-Soria meltdown.